Manchester Community Church
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Where people count and Christ is honored.

December 4, 2022


          Manchester Community Church            

            December 4, 2022, 10:00 A.M

       Alexander Rodman Rogers, Pastor



Welcome & Announcements           Deacon Morgan


Call to Worship                      “Emmanuel”               Choir  


*Opening Hymn #135      “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks”

(Vs 1,2,4,5)    

Responsive Reading #635   Christ’s Incarnation    Deacon Morgan  

*Gloria Patri #623                 

Pastoral Prayer & Lord’s Prayer




*Doxology #625 & Prayer                                        


Anthem                “He Will Be the Love””                  Choir

            Lighting of the Advent Candle

(Children are dismissed to Sunday School)                            


Hymn #127     “Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne”     (Vss. 1, 2,5)


Scripture Reading                   Isaiah 11:1-10


Sermon                       “The Banner of the King”


Holy Communion

*Closing Hymn #286             “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” (Vs 1)





*Please stand if you are able.


Minister of Worship                                              Pastor Alec Rogers

Deacon of the Day                                              Deacon Joan Morgan

Service Music                                                                   Lisa Harding

Communion Deacons                Jean Davenport & Teresa Farrington

Ushers of the Day                       Karen Guillemette & Barbara Morse

Coffee Hour                                                  Jean, Joan, Lynn & Rose         



Today                         Nominating Committee           after church

December 8th               Ladies Group                           12 Noon

December 9th               Christmas Potluck Supper      5:30 PM

December 14th             Deacons                                  7:00 PM

December 18th             Futures Group                         after church


Today is the second Sunday in Advent.


Christmas Card Table to share Christmas cards with church friends is set up in Fellowship Hall.


Women’s Advent Bible Study will meet on Wednesdays, Nov 30, Dec 7, 14 and 21 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.  We will be studying the book of Luke.  Please sign-up with Patti Searle (516-658-7270), Leigh Seibert (908-377-1353) or BetteJeanne Townsend (631-786-1543).


December 8th Ladies Group will meet at noon for their Annual Christmas Lunch $8.00.  All ladies of the church are invited.  Please let Annette know by Dec. 4th if you plan on attending.


December 9th Annual Christmas Family Potluck Supper @ 5:30 PM.  Bring a main dish or salad to share.  Dessert and drinks will be provided by the Social Committee. Wear an “ugly Christmas sweater” and bring a “Christmas ornament” for the ornament swap.  A Sign-up sheet is in the front hall.  


Dec. 17th Poinsettias on Altar – To put a poinsettia on the altar for Christmas please let Deanna Hallett or Julie Rogers know this week.  The church will be open on Sat, Dec. 17th to bring Poinsettia.



Access video recordings of services and sermons by going to bottom of MCC website homepage, click on blue Manchester Community Church services line.

Our “Prayer Vine” is very important and much needed. To keep it updated, please let Deanna, our church secretary, know of names that need to be added and, “when God has answered your prayer” names that may be removed from the list.


         “Prayer Vine”

Brin Amberlee, Jeff Ballard, Todd Ballard, Barbara Barber, Pauline Gagnon Bennett (Arlene’s sister-in-law), Dee Dee Black,  Robin Blake, Asher Bragdon, Randy Burnham, Robert & Tonya Celeste (John’s son-in-law), Denise Cerrell, Prescott & Richardyne Chapman (Teresa’s parents), Carol Charest, Al Culmond, Addie Cumler, Joe Curtis, Logan Cutliffe, (Cutliffe’s grandson), Pat DiConza (Lee’s neighbor), Richard Dunlap, Louise Gagnon, Ryan Gauthier, Adelina Gragg (John’s granddaughter), T. Hallett, Darrell Hood (Jackie’s son-in-law), Luke Hopkins, Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Kendra Kyes, Joshua, Adelaide Lake, Betty Locke, Louise, Eva McKinnon, Ron Margeson (Pastor Don’s brother), Maureen Maurile, Melody (Cindy’s friend), Lynn Messenger, Susan Miller, Bill Moore, Richard Newbegin, Dave Poulin, Bob Pushard, Julie Rogers, Ciro Russo, Bob Seibert, Peggy Struck, Tom Taylor (Bud & Teddy’s nephew), Rosemary & Christine Towne, Harrison Tribou (Bud & Teddy’s Great Grandson), Savannah Tuttle (Bill & Darlene’s granddaughter), Janye Varney, Spencer Walling, Teddy Ware, David Weiss Sr., (Bud & Teddy’s friend), our nation, the people of Ukraine, and our Armed Forces and their families.


Manchester Community Church

21 Readfield Road, Manchester, Maine 04351





Pastor Alec Rogers

Office 207-622-0738

Pastor’s office hours vary. Please contact pastor for appointments.

Pastor Alec is available for pastoral emergencies at 207-441-0299.

Deanna Mosher Hallett, Secretary/Clerk 207-441-6011

Rose Benner, Senior Deacon 207-623-4461

Lisa Harding, Music Director 207-620-4132

Linda Sweeney, Treasurer 207-622-4536


                 December 4, 2022




            Manchester Community Church 

               “Where people count, and Christ is honored.”            



           Established 1833

                                  Pastor Alec Rogers